5 stars (4)

Childminder in Risca

Babysitter in Risca

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2009 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 17 Nov 2019 Email Website

My Summary

CIW Registered
DBS Check

About Me

My husband Mike and I are both Registered Childminders. We work together as a team. We provide care for children from birth to 12. We live in Risca and have been married for 44 years. We have 2 sons and 1 daughter. We have a good knowledge of Risca/Rogerstone/Newport/Cwmbran and surrounding areas.

We are registered to care for 6 children for daycare. We are also registered to provide overnight care for 1 child. We have policies and procedures which would be discussed with parents when they visit.

My Experience

We have been childminders from 2003 and have lots of experience, we were also foster carers from 2000-2015.

We have looked after babies from 12 weeks and children and young adults through fostering and childminding up to 21 years.

We have experience with children who have individual needs and have a good awareness of safeguarding children.

We have worked for many professionals over the years and they have all been very happy with our service and commitment.

As foster carers we looked after lots of children long and short term and the training and experience helped give a wider knowledge and understading of the cultural diversity of families.

We work with all families.

My Qualifications

We both have the following qualification:-

CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education
Level 3 First Aid Training
Food Hygiene
Prevent Duty

Jacqui has a foundation degree in Welsh & Bi-lingual Practice and also an NVQ in Health & Social Care - Looking after Children and young people.

Our daughter 16 lives with us and we all have a DBS dated 2018.

My Availability

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 04/06/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

Our fees for Nanny services is a minimum of £10.00 per an hour but it will be dependent on number of children and duties required.

Registered childminding is £5.50 part time per hour per child minimum 5 hours daily. Day rate £45 for 9 hours
After school £12 for minimum of 2 hours includes collection and a snack.

We accept childcare vouchers and enable you to choose what option you would like for payment whether weekly, four weekly or monthly.

We have signed up the 30 hour government funded childcare for 3-4 year olds.

We are able to offer the tax free childcare offer.

We accept cash, PAYPAL and Childcare vouchers.

Payments are always in advance weekly or monthly.

A deposit will be held until the end of the contract.

Normal working hours are 8am -5.30pm

Overnight is offered please ask for further information.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Care Inspectorate Wales Certificate (added 08/07/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (added 28/03/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 22/02/2018)


Below are the latest reviews for Budding Scholars. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Jacqui and Mike both looked after our ittle boy for almost year and half. Our son is a very fussy eater but we must appreciate their patience to feed him. Very caring and friendly people. They have understood our needs everytime. They took care of my son really well.

We are very pleased to continue to send our son to them.

Best Regards
Ganesh & Deepa

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by about Budding Scholars on 25/03/2018

Response by Budding Scholars on 11/09/2018:

Thank you Deepa & Ganesh we love looking after your son you are great parents.

My daughter went to Jacqui and Mike's from 9 months until she was 3 and a half. She was very well looked after and their home became her second home. She was given lots of learning opportunities inside and outside of the home. Jacqui and Mike are very caring individuals and were also flexible if needed. I have no complaints about the service they provided!

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by about Budding Scholars on 26/02/2018

Response by Budding Scholars on 11/09/2018:

Thank you Becky for your review. Your girls are a credit to you.

I was very apprehensive going back to work and having to find childcare for my three year old and 1 year old twins.
I work evenings so I required someone to come to our house, feed and settle the children for bed. I understood for anyone 3 children especially baby twins is a lot to take on but Jacqui and mike took it in their stride and have always made us feel at ease leaving them. The kids took to them instantly and I am so happy we went with them

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Budding Scholars on 24/02/2018

Response by Budding Scholars on 11/09/2018:

Thank Steph for your positive review.

We first met Jacqui and Mike when our eldest daughter was 3, she is now 13. Over 10 years we had another daughter who we didn't hesitate to send to Jacqui and Mike. They are 2 of the most caring, unselfish people you could ever meet. They put children first with everything they do. They fostered children for 20years as well as childminding. Their house is always warm, welcoming and friendly. The children love to go there and hate to leave.
If you want reliable, reasonable costed childcare in a safe, educational environment choose budding scholars.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Budding Scholars on 03/01/2016

Response by Budding Scholars on 04/01/2016:

Thank you Joanna for your positive review of our services. We loved every minute looking after your girls.

Jacqui & Mike

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